The SEC's weird and difficult schedules in 2015
Let’s take a look at some of the weird and difficult schedules for the 2015 season.
Right off the bat, I see that the Ole Miss Rebels have to play 10 straight weeks before their bye week. Who on God’s green Earth decided that’d be a good idea?
I will be shocked to see them survive that type of schedule. They do get a slight break because the schedule they have in those first 10 weeks isn’t too brutal. They play UT-Martin, Fresno State, Vandy, Florida, New Mexico State, and Memphis. Florida and Vandy could be at the bottom of the SEC East next year, and those other teams aren’t exactly powerhouses.
Either way, playing 10 consecutive weeks will take a lot out of them toward the end, when they get to play Texas A&M, Auburn, and Arkansas before their bye. Yikes.
Playing in this league will take a lot out of you, both physically and mentally. You don’t typically see this type of schedule anymore, and there is a reason for that.
Missouri has a pretty interesting schedule lined up. Their non-conference games include Southeast Missouri State, Arkansas State, Connecticut, and BYU. The Tigers drew Mississippi State and Arkansas from the West as well. It should be an interesting season for Missouri.
Like every other year, I don’t think anyone is going to pick them in the preseason to win the East. I think they love when people doubt them though. One thing is for sure, Gary Pinkel is a damn good coach.
Well, that’s pretty much it as far as weirdness goes. Here are some cool out-of-conference matchups throughout the SEC in 2015.
Sept. 3: South Carolina vs. North Carolina (Charlotte, N.C.)
Sept. 5: Alabama vs. Wisconsin (Arlington, Texas)
Sept. 5: Auburn vs. Louisville (Atlanta)
Sept. 5: Texas A&M vs. Arizona State (Houston)
Sept. 5: Mississippi State at Southern Miss
Sept. 12: Oklahoma at Tennessee
Sept. 12: Fresno State at Ole Miss
Sept. 19: Nevada at Texas A&M
Sept. 19: Texas Tech at Arkansas
Sept. 26: LSU at Syracuse
Oct. 17: Ole Miss at Memphis